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    7 year old going on big rollercoasters is it safe???

    Hi me and my daughter have been going to drayton manor for a few years now and she as wanted to go on the bigger rollercoasters and said as soon as she is 130cm she is going on them.
    Is this safe as she is now 131cm but being 7 is not that stron ie holding on the bars not slippiong out etc as she is tall but slim i think it must be safe or they would not allow on but is it as any one had kids go on that are the minium height any one had any problems etc your thoughts please

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    Go with parental instincts. If you're not sure then don't risk it.

    my daughter always wanted to go on-the year she was just 130cm i think she was 6 (huge!) and i nodded to the guy when i said 'oh she isnt quite tall enough' and he agreed! I thought she was too young tbh.

    My 6 year old is tall for his age and he loves them...........the boy has no fear.

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    whatsThePoint

    If there was any danger i'm sure someone would of done a website about it … If there was any danger i'm sure someone would of done a website about it by now, oh wait :|http://www.rideaccidents.com/



    I'm not going on a ride again!

    my son went on a upside down rollacoster in Vegas when he was 6, i wasn't there his dad took him on oO later the same day he wanted to go on the one that shoots you up into the air on top of the Stratoshere tower but the atendant said he wasn't just tall enough (same limit as the other ride he had been on!) i was happy as i didn't want him to go on it. I had a go at my OH for letting him go on the other one as i didn't think it was safe.

    Original Poster

    these are accidents in generall and not in this country where we have a higher H& S laws im not asking if rollercoasters are safe but is it safe for a 7 year old at just over the minium height to go on as in no more danger than a older person

    whatsThePoint

    If there was any danger i'm sure someone would of done a website about it … If there was any danger i'm sure someone would of done a website about it by now, oh wait :|http://www.rideaccidents.com/


    Original Poster

    seen that but she is slim so could slip through this is actually what made me think of ot lol see it a while ago on here i believe

    Depends on the ride - if its a modern one with over the head restraint that secures your upper body and stops them being thrown around too much, then its probably okay.

    One I don't recommend is the Ultimite rollercoaster at lightwater valley. There's nothing to secure your upper body and the ride attendants suggest you put your arm around younger children....


    Edited by: "gari189" 11th May 2011

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    My eldest went on the old wooden coaster (when it was there) in Margate at the age of three. He then went on to most of the bigger rides his height could take him on in Florida at the age of 8

    Now he's become a wimp and wont go on anything.:|

    dont put your fear into your kids! (dont mean that in an abrupt way!!!) they dont see the dangers we older ones do!
    when i was little i was sooo scared as my parents wouldnt come on with me or let me go on big fast rides. My LO has been going on the fare(spelling?) rides since about 3 and loved em!
    If when the safety bar is down you dont think its tight enough to hold them in safe
    just say so and get off, i would!
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